Travel – Train through Macedonia & Serbia Part 1

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We were struggling to get (cheaply) from Istanbul into Croatia so ended up taking 1 overnight bus and 2 trains. Bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki (which was pretty horrible the riots were on and we got dumped by the bus in some random street outside a sex shop at 2am in the morning). Tried to get out of there asap so ended up getting a train through Macedonia changed in Belgrade, Serbia and eventually got into Ljubljana, Slovenia (which was beautiful) picked up our rental car and drove into and around Croatia for 2 weeks.*sigh (I was also sick with mild gastro and the toilet on the trains when you flushed you could see the train tracks underneath but hey I managed to shed any of that holiday weight I put on). It was an effort but very much worth it. We didn’t realise but apparently it can be hard to get into Croatia from the South-East but pretty trouble free from the West. Next time then!

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